Fending off the floods: how we can keep the water away
8th February 2016 | Shaun Pentlow: Associate Director, Rolton Group
Flooding was once again in the headlines over Christmas, with many parts of the UK suffering from the aftermath of extreme wet weather.
The Trans-Pacific Pollution Problem
24th January 2014 | Peter Rolton
China has been an exportation hub for many years, supplying the rest of the globe with innumerable products on an ever-increasing scale. Unfortunately, it appears that an unwelcome additional extra has started to make its way around the world alongside these items: we’re now also importing its pollution.
It’s Time to get Smart about Energy Tariffs
17th January 2014 | Peter Rolton
I’m going to open with an indisputable truth: the UK suffers from an exceedingly antiquated attitude towards energy provision. With every other part of modern life becoming customisable and flexible, the sector remains as rigid as it has ever been.
UK Grid Infrastructure: Not a Leg to Stand On
10th January 2014 | Peter Rolton
A staggering 750,000 UK households were hit by power cuts over the festive season, and as nice as a candlelit Christmas may sound, in practice it is at best an inconvenience and at worst a complete nightmare.
UK Nuclear: Forefront to Backfoot
20th December 2013 | Peter Rolton
Jim Ratcliffe is a very wealthy man. This fact was evinced by his swift closure of the Grangemouth plant following strike action from UNITE back in October; the union rallied against planned changes to salaries and pensions, and by shutting the site down rather than enter into any sort of bargain he made it perfectly clear that financial security does not rank on his list of concerns.
Stoking the Fuel Poverty Fire
13th December 2013 | Peter Rolton
It’s been on the back burner for over a year now, but in the last week the heat has been turned up on proposals to redefine fuel poverty.